AP-ND--North Dakota News Digest 1:30 pm, ND
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BISMARCK, ND. — Opponents of an oil refinery planned near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota are imploring state regulators to give them a chance to explore whether the developer is being truthful about the project’s size. Meridian Energy Group maintains it doesn’t need a state siting permit because the $800 million Davis Refinery won’t have a big enough capacity. Opponents want to go after Meridian documents that might prove otherwise. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Health care has emerged as a dominant issue in North Dakota’s U.S. Senate race. Rep. Kevin Cramer and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp have traded jabs for weeks over who has done more — or less — to safeguard state residents. By James MacPherson. Developing.
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TAX REFORM-NORTH DAKOTA
BISMARCK, N.D. — An analysis of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act shows that individuals are projected to pay more North Dakota state income tax while small businesses and corporations are expected to pay less than they did before the tax reform. Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger also says individual taxpayers will see mixed results from the federal tax reform that took effect this year. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.
WIND FARM, CROP DUSTER CRASH, MOTORCYCLE FATAL, INTERSECTION EXAMINATION
CHICAGO — Jose Abreu and the Chicago White Sox wrap up a two-game series against Eddie Rosario and the Minnesota Twins. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 2:10 p.m. ET.
EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have signed seventh-year safety George Iloka, a former pupil of coach Mike Zimmer when Zimmer was the defensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals. The Vikings added Iloka on Wednesday, three days after the Bengals released him to make way for second-round draft pick Jessie Bates III to move into a starting role. By Dave Campbell. SENT: 130 words. Developing.
RENTON, Wash. — When the Seattle Seahawks looked to bolster the interior of its defense in the offseason, it looked to Minnesota for the help. The Seahawks signed former Vikings defensive linemen Tom Johnson and Shamar Stephen. They are likely to get their most extensive action of the preseason on Friday against their former team. UPCOMING: 550 words. By 4 p.m. PT.
LOS ANGELES — Chelsea Gray scored 26 points, helping the Los Angeles Sparks beat the defending champion Minnesota Lynx 75-68 Tuesday night to advance to the second round of the WNBA playoffs. It was the fourth straight year Los Angeles and Minnesota have met in an elimination playoff game — with each team winning the past two WNBA championships. The Lynx hadn’t been eliminated in the first round since 2004. SENT: 290 words, photos.
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